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  • Taiwan Would Be Worse-Off Without China Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Taiwan Would Be Worse-Off Without China

    Taiwan's reliance on exports has made it particularly vulnerable to the slowdown in global growth. But, President Ma Ying Jeou tells CNBC, the situation would have been more dire if not for closer economic ties with China.

  • Investors In for Bumpy Ride Aboard the 'Abe Trade' Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Shinzo Abe, incoming Prime Minister of Japan.

    Printing money and going on a spending spree would usually sow alarm in a heavily indebted economy, but investors in Japan are betting that opposition leader Shinzo Abe will tone down his strategy if he wins power in Sunday's national election.

  • China Export Numbers Take Shine Off Strong Data Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 9:24 PM ET
    China-port-container_200.jpg

    China's exports grew 2.9 percent in November from a year earlier, missing market expectations for a rise of 9 percent and easing from an increase of 11.6 percent recorded in October.

  • Australia Trade Deficit Widest Since Early 2008 Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 1:53 AM ET

    Australia's trade deficit yawned out to its widest in four-and-a-half years in October as imports rebounded while exports stayed flat.

  • US Can Use More Gas Shipments Abroad: Study Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:07 PM ET

    America should embrace shipping its surplus natural gas abroad, according to a study released on Wednesday.

  • Austin, Texas

    Every day, about 10 Kansas City Southern trains hauling everything from cars to chemicals crisscross the border between Mexico and the United States at Laredo, Texas, up from about six three years ago.

  • Currency War with China Is Nonsense: Pro Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 2:40 AM ET
    Currency War with China Is Nonsense: Pro

    Morris Reid, Democratic strategist and managing director of BGR Group, explains to CNBC that the U.S. will not treat China as a currency manipulator because it can't afford to have a trade war with China.

  • Rough Seas Ahead for Global Shipping Sector? Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 7:20 PM ET
    Rough Seas Ahead for Global Shipping Sector?

    Tim Ross, Head of Asia Pacific Transport Research, Credit Suisse expects a bleak outlook ahead for the sector. He warns freight supply will rise, which will impact Asia-Europe routes.

  • Investors in a ‘State of Shock’: Blackrock Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 8:36 AM ET
    Investors in a ‘State of Shock’: Blackrock

    A new report suggests that five years of gloomy headlines and negative sentiment have combined to create a collective “state of shock” among investors.

  • Trade of the Day: Tin Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 5:33 AM ET
    Trade of the Day: Tin

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.

  • Trade of the Day: Emerging Markets Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:53 AM ET
    Trade of the Day: Emerging Markets

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.

  • Window Is Open for US, China to ‘Refresh’ Ties: Huntsman

    Now that the U.S. elections are out of the way and with it the anti-China rhetoric, there is a chance for the world’s two largest economies to “refresh” their relationship, said former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.

  • Navigating Opportunities on the Ocean Highway Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 7:40 AM ET
    Navigating Opportunities on the Ocean Highway

    Gerry Wang, CEO of Seaspan, explains how investors can profit from the container shipping market.

  • Maersk Line Back in Black and on Track Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 7:37 AM ET
    Maersk Line Back in Black and on Track

    Nils Smedegaard Andersen, A.P. Moller - Maersk Group CEO, discusses how his company managed to see a 191% jump in third quarter profits, as its container rates and other core businesses improved.

  • Riding the High Seas to Opportunities Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 6:49 AM ET
    Riding the High Seas to Opportunities

    Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC senior talent producer, and "Dynasties of the Sea" author, discusses the shipping industry's vital role in the world economy, and how investors can get a better sense of opportunities based on items shipped in the containers.

  • China's New Leadership Challenges Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 6:18 AM ET
    China's New Leadership Challenges

    "They have to do major reforms to keep on going, they can't keep kicking the can down the road, " said James McGregor, APCO China senior counselor, discussing whether the change in China's leadership will impact the way it deals with the United States.

  • Chinese exports in October hit a five-month high, rising close to 12 percent year on year, supporting views that the country’s economic recovery is on firm footing, but economists warn this surge in exports may not be sustainable.

  • India and China to Lead Asia's Trade Growth Next Year: HSBC

    Noel Quinn, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific at HSBC says that trade growth in Asia is expected to rise next year despite previous reports showing weakening trade confidence in the region. He further explains why India and China are expected to lead this trend.

  • Maersk: Smooth Sailing Ahead Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    Smooth Sailing for Maersk Line Amid Global Worries

    David Skov, Head, South China, Maersk Line describes how his company managed to post stronger earnings amid global economic worries, but identifies overcapacity as a longstanding issue.

  • The Hong Kong dollar is the solution to China’s currency problem. Over the last few weeks the territory’s monetary authority has had to intervene in markets to stop the currency from rising against the U.S. dollar. Some HK$14.3 billion ($1.85 billion) has been spent to preserve the peg. In these times of economic uncertainty, the need for an investable hard currency is so intense that even our little Hong Kong dollar is seen by some as a safe haven.